The Ambulance Service and Ambulance Licensing program has the responsibility for developing, implementing and enforcing the standards pertaining to the operation of ambulance services in the state of Oregon to ensure the citizens of and visitors to Oregon have access to efficient and effective ambulance services.
- Establishing standards for the licensing and the operation of ambulance services and ambulances
- Establishing standards for county ambulance service area plans and to approve each county ambulance service area plan
- Conducting announced and unannounced inspections of ambulance service facilities, records and ambulances to ensure that the established standards are being met
- Responding to and investigating complaints
- Approving medical directors, who provides direction of, and is ultimately responsible for emergency and non-emergency care rendered by certified emergency medical technicians and first responders affiliated with ambulance services and non-transporting emergency medical service agencies.
Transport Ambulance Agency
OHA-EMS regulates all transporting EMS agencies. An application must be submitted and an onsite inspection will take place before a license is issued. Registered EMS agencies will be given an Oregon EMS agency number. The agency number will allow any affiliated Oregon licensed EMS providers to link themselves in OHA-EMS's database with your agency for the purposes of license renewal payments and CE audits.
Non-Transport Ambulance Agency
OHA-EMS does not regulate non-transport EMS agencies, but does maintain an active database of those agencies that voluntarily submit registration with OHA-EMS. Registered EMS agencies will be given an Oregon EMS agency number. The agency number will allow any affiliated Oregon licensed EMS providers to link themselves in OHA-EMS's database with your agency for the purposes of license renewal payments and CE audits.
Incident Reporting System
The Oregon Fire & EMS Bridge is a comprehensive fire and pre-hospital data collection, analysis and reporting system. This system enables Oregon’s fire agencies and ambulance services to satisfy reporting requirements easily, and provides numerous user-friendly tools to streamline agency administration.
- ORS 682 - ambulance service licensing, ambulance licensing, and ambulance service areas.
- ORS 820 - application of traffic laws in operating ambulances and ambulance records.